GFS Fall 2020 Reopening

Please review the information below to learn more about the GFS plan to reopen school for fall 2020, including policies, procedures and precautions. Check this site for regular updates.  

We are currently operating in LEVEL 4, meaning learning is happening virtually for students in all divisions. Our return to school after winter break will proceed as such:

Monday, January 4-Friday, January 8: Level 4, virtual learning for all students
Monday, January 11: Preschool and Lower School students return to Level 3, in-person learning; all others remain in Level 4
Tuesday, January 12: Middle School students return to Level 3, in-person learning
Wednesday, January 13: Upper School students return to Level 3, in-person learning 

UPDATE 12/22: We will be requiring a negative COVID-19 test for all faculty/staff and K-12 students who plan to return in person after winter break. Please click here for more information

Online Learning: Divisional Landing Pages

To keep information organized and easy to access, we've created online learning pages for each division. There, you will find policies, expectations and contact information, as well as resources from our counseling staff and additional learning resources. Click below to access:

Preschool Online Learning Page
Lower Division Online Learning Page
Middle School Online Learning Page
Upper School Online Learning Page

Additional Information

Prospective Families: Visiting Virtually

Though our campus is currently closed to visitor due to COVID-19, we would love to show you around and tell you more about the exceptional education and unparalleled sense of community we offer at Garrison Forest. 

We welcome you to learn more by clicking here for our virtual tour, or contact us to speak with an admission representative today! 


Reopening FAQ

GFS COVID Response Team

Jamie Bailey, Director of Early Childhood Education
Jodi Blackburn, Director of Residential Life 
Meisha Dockett, Human Resources Manager
Kristin Franzen, Director of the Health Center
Deanna Gamber, Associate Head of School 
Chris Hughes, Head of School
Gail Hutton, Head of the Lower Division
Reema Khanchandani, Head of the Upper School 
Stacy Mohn, Director of Finance and Operations
Shelly Placek, Director of Communications and Marketing
Shannon Schmidt, Head of the Middle School